Systemic Justice is hiring for various positions

Systemic Justice works to radically transform how the law works for communities fighting for racial, social, and economic justice. Centring affected communities in joint litigation, Systemic Justice will help broaden access to judicial remedies for those fighting for justice and equality. This will help dismantle the power structures that underpin and fuel racial, social, and economic injustice. Check out their open vacancies.

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Student Researchers

There is no fixed deadline for applying. Applicants for the role will be considered in the beginning of each quarter (October, January, April, July).

Some of the research needs of the organisation include:

  • mapping of opportunities and obstacles to taking cases on racial, social, and economic justice issues in Europe;
  • mapping case management solutions;
  • mapping and analysing relevant laws, regulations, and jurisprudence that might inform litigation strategies; and
  • collecting and summarising information on effective working models for movement lawyering and organising communities of practice.

The team at Systemic Justice will supervise the Student Researchers. This will involve the assignment and articulation of research questions with the Student Researchers, working with the Student Researchers in developing a structure and format for presenting research outputs, and providing feedback.

The tasks will be assigned on an ad hoc/needs basis, and Student Researchers can agree a timeline for the completion of tasks.

What they hope you’ll bring

Ideally, Student Researchers would have:

  • strong research and writing skills;
  • the ability to present comprehensive legal and other research in a structured manner;
  • an understanding of racial, social, and economic justice issues;
  • some familiarity with the concept of strategic litigation; and
  • familiarity with legal systems in Europe.

Systemic Justice roster

Are you a skilled community organiser, facilitator, visual artist, academic, project manager, legal professional, finance wizard, or something else you think Systemic Justice might benefit from? Please register to be part of Systemic Justice’s roster!

About the roster

As we continue to build Systemic Justice, they will be looking for new colleagues to join their team. All of their open positions are posted here, but you can register in roster in case you are interested in working with them but don’t see any open positions that match your profile.

The roster is open for individuals who are interested in:

  • Consultancy opportunities
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Future job openings

Head of Communication

The deadline for applications is Sunday 5 February 2023 at 23:59 CET

About the roles

Systemic Justice is looking for a Head of Communications to help radically transform how the law works for communities fighting for racial, social, and economic justice.

What they hope you’ll bring

  • Extensive experience developing and executing successful communications and media strategies for initiatives and projects;
  • In-depth knowledge of racial, social, and economic justice and/or human rights;
  • Leadership experience, including building and managing teams;
  • Excellent writing, organisational, and project management skills;
  • Creativity and the ability to generate new ideas as to our visual presence and communicative work;
  • Strong media relationships in Europe and able to develop and maintain build relationships with a network of journalists and media agencies;
  • Experience in brand management and leveraging social media and digital platforms to build strong audience relationships;
  • Comfort navigating a startup non-profit, including the ability to manage multiple tasks effectively and to work well in a rapidly growing organisation;
  • Highly organised, keen on taking initiative, and an excellent eye for detail;
  • Fluent in written and spoken English. Proficiency in another major European language will be considered an asset;
  • Commitment to Systemic Justice’s mission and values.

Beyond this, theyr are looking for an individual who will

  • Develop and maintain Systemic Justic’s organisation-wide communications strategy and oversee its implementation;
  • Oversee the development and implementation of content strategies across different channels and platforms, including social media, website, print, and publications;
  • Oversee the work of co-creating communications strategies with litigation partners and content that supports our joint case work;
  • Oversee Systemic Justice’s visual identity and editorial direction, and manage digital and print content, social media, website, annual reports, and other publications;
  • Work with external service providers and content producers where necessary, ensuring messaging around Systemic Justice and our partners stays true to our ethos, safeguarding its tone and accuracy;
  • Provide crisis communications counsel to the Systemic Justice team and collaborators as necessary and serve as the lead point of contact for public relations;
  • Support our fundraising and online donor journeys;
  • Proactively identify opportunities for placing articles, op-ed pieces, speaking engagements, podcasts, and other content to the appropriate channels;
  • Grow or build an excellent network of contacts within the fields of racial, social, and economic justice, as well as in public relations, press, and media in Europe;
  • Collaborate with monitoring and evaluation experts to effectively tell the story of our impact;
  • Manage the communications budget;
  • Build and manage a small team of 1-2 dedicated communication professionals who can support the communications work as it expands;
  • Actively contribute to making Systemic Justice a safe, anti-oppressive workplace.